John McCarthy Roll , who rose from bailiff to become chief judge of Arizona’s federal courts, was killed in Tucson because he dropped by a political event to thank U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords for her help with a shortage of jurists in their state.
The U.S. extended its crackdown on offshore tax evasion last week, charging Michael F. Schiavo, a managing director at SCG Consulting Group in Boston, with failing to report his offshore account at HSBC Holdings Plc to U.S. authorities.
The Senate’s banking panel approved Senator Christopher Dodd’s financial-rules overhaul, advancing the Obama administration’s call for the biggest restructuring of Wall Street oversight since the 1930s.
New York police are taking extra safety measures at transit hubs in the city on the first anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, as terrorists seek new ways to conceal bombs, including human implants.
The dollar fell against most of its major counterparts as economic data signaled the world’s largest economy is accelerating into the new year, encouraging demand for currencies in nations with higher-yielding assets.
U.S. stocks rose, recovering from an early slump, while the euro trimmed losses as the European Central Bank’s Juergen Stark predicted the region’s debt crisis will be controlled within two years. Treasuries pared gains.